Srinagar, May 03, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the UN resolutions are very much relevant and provide the basis for settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
Syed Ali Gilani told reporters at his residence in Srinagar that a statement from any UN or Indian official cannot lessen the significance of these resolutions, which guarantee right to self-determination to the Kashmiris. The APHC Chairman pointed out that India was signatory to 18 UN resolutions on Kashmir that promised this right to the Kashmiri people. Syed Ali Gilani said that India had made the people of Kashmir hostage at gunpoint. The remarks were made in reference to Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, V K Singh, who in his recent statement in total disregard to the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir described Hurriyet leaders as Indian citizens.
The Chairman of Awami Action Committee, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing his party meeting in Srinagar, today, said that PDP-BJP regime was touching new heights of oppression to push Hurriyet leaders and youth against the wall. He asked the authorities to fight the pro-freedom camp on political turf than caging them in homes and jails.
Meanwhile, a report released by Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, today, said that occupied Kashmir was one of the most dangerous places of the world where people associated with the press and media were carrying out their professional duties in the most difficult situation. It said that ten journalists had been confirmed as being killed while performing their duties during Kashmiris’ ongoing liberation struggle since 1989.
The report further said that the journalists in the occupied territory faced manhandling, abductions, murder attempts and death threats by Indian troops. Hurriyet leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, in a statement said that India under a sinister design never allowed journalism to flourish in the occupied territory.
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